FP V.3 Armor HELP!!

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    FP V.3 Armor HELP!!

    Hi guys,

    I just received my FP V.3 armor...I was wondering about the knees, once we trim them are we suppose to let them flex to the point, that they look like V.2 so they hug around our knee? or let them be, cause currently untrimmed they somewhat flare out.

    Also, following CNGgamer's video, I was using the electrical tape to use as a guide for trimming, how do I work it around the dents in the plastic, do i just follow the line of the armor(red) OR follow the shape of the dent(green)?

    see pic below.



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    Re: FP V.3 Armor HELP!!

    Once you trim the remaining flashing from the knees (as per the posted tutorial) when you put them on, and strap them up, the straps put just enough tension on them to naturally hug them to your knees with the natural flex of the plastic. It's not as drastic as you're making it sound. They're supposed to be like that Unless of course, you have reeeeeely skinny knees. But you'd have to be dangerously anorexic (I'm serious, not a joke) for there to be any issue. The only analogy I can think of would be trying to wear the knee guard around a very skinny woman/child's wrist. they were made with a wee bit of flare to accommodate slightly larger Fett's if required, as it's better to flex them inward, then to flex them outward over a very large knee if that makes sense.

    Not sure about the electrical tape thing. I've never used that method. It's ingenious, but I don't figure I can add anything to that if I've never done it But i will say, that "eyeballing it" to your posted green guideline would be the most accurate way to trim the top dent in the ab plate, the red would be the way to trim the chest plate, and lower dent of the ab plate. At least that is the way I've been doing it for years

    FP
    Last edited by fettpride; Jan 3, 2008 at 11:03 PM.

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    Re: FP V.3 Armor HELP!!

    Thanks for the tips Chris!!
    I'll be working on these this weekend!

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    I'm making a video for you right now Sixxgunn13!

    Video posted
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXfeZ-vUzKw
    Last edited by GCNgamer128; Jan 4, 2008 at 2:15 AM.

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    Re: FP V.3 Armor HELP!!

    Yet another great tutorial GCN... :thumbup

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    Re: FP V.3 Armor HELP!!

    That was a very helpful pair of videos. Thanks for posting them!

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    THANK YOU!!:thumbup

    I'm gonna start tonight!!

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    I'm making a video for you right now Sixxgunn13!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXfeZ-vUzKw

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    That is perfect Andy - awesome ! Thank you again for doing this for everyone. Above and beyond bro !!! And I did get your last PM, I haven't forgot about you !

    FP

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    Re: FP V.3 Armor HELP!!

    Now that i have my armor, and i will attempt to make the vest. my question is how do i attach the back plate to my vest? and how do i go about lining up the collar plate to it?

    would Cruzer's method work? (a snap and 2 hooks.)

    POST #23

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...ttaching+armor

    what is true ESB method?

    thx
    Arnold

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    Re: FP V.3 Armor HELP!!

    Hmm.. with Lorenzo being a Jango, the armour is a little different and doesn't connect to the vest in that fashion. Boba Fett's collar and backplate were connected to each other being held with the shoulder studs and screws. So to put it simply, the collar overlaps the backpiece and is held on using the shoulder studs.

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    Re: FP V.3 Armor HELP!!

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    I'm making a video for you right now Sixxgunn13!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXfeZ-vUzKw
    Thank you for the helpful video! :thumbup

    I will make it like you did!

    Eric

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    Re: FP V.3 Armor HELP!!

    Glad to hear my videos are still helping you guys out

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    Re: FP V.3 Armor HELP!!

    I watched this video and my hands reached out in reaction to watching you almost drop it...lol

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    haha, you don't wanna drop it The dremel just slid a tad.

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    Re: FP V.3 Armor HELP!!

    Does anyone have the link to the tutorial Chris mentioned earlier in this thread?

    oops, nevermind, I found it.
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...pride+tutorial


    Thank you,
    Timmer

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